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'''Gilbert Keith Chesterton''', Order of St. Gregory the Great|KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936), better known as '''G. K. Chesterton''', was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox." ''Time (magazine)|Time'' magazine has observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out.". Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown,O'Connor, John. [http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/gkc/Father_Brown_on_Chesterton.pdf ''Father Brown on Chesterton,''] Frederick Muller Ltd., 1937. and for his reasoned apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognised the wide...
Birth nameGilbert Keith Chesterton
Birth date{{Birth date|df=yes|1874|5|29}}
Birth placeKensington, London, England
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1936|6|14|1874|5|29}}
Death placeBeaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Resting placeRoman Catholic Cemetery, Beaconsfield
OccupationJournalist, novelist, essayist
LanguageEnglish
CitizenshipBritish
EducationSt Paul's School (London)
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